3 is to offer its prepay customers the ability to receive free internet and unlimited text messages whenever they top up their phone.
The ‘3Pay’ deal, which begins June 1, will provide every 3 prepay customer up to 90 days of free internet, and depending on how much they top up, an instant text bundle, lasting up to 90 days.
Customers topping up £5, which is only available by registering a debit or credit card to the account, will automatically receive 25 free texts.
Standard top ups of £10 will give 300 free texts, a £15 top up will give 500 texts, £20 will give 1,000 texts and a £25 top up will give unlimited texts.
3 prepay customers will also continue to receive free Skype to Skype UK calls, instant messenger and voice mail with or without the phone being topped up.
3’s head of pay as you go Liz Richardson said: “So often Pay prepay customers are overlooked and aren’t offered the same great value packages and perks as those who pay monthly.
“3 Pay As You Go will give customers a range of freebies that will last for 90 days, three-times longer than the other networks.
“We want to change mobile forever and with a network designed and built for the Mobile Internet, we can offer our prepay customers free mobile internet and free internet calls with Skype, not just the standard text and talk bundles.
“All our prepay customers will get a 150MB mobile internet allowance. That’s enough to check Bebo or Facebook over 100 times, or send 1,600 twitters, every day for three months.”